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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Feb 20)

Jackie Vanderburg Monday around 2:00 pm, Paris Police responded to a theft complaint in the 2400-block of N Main. They arrested Jackie Vanderburg, age 45, after he allegedly took tools without paying for them and then left the store. Officers reportedly found the merchandise concealed on his person. Due to ...

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• Students of the ‘Lockdown Generation,’ hold an anti-gun violence “lie-in’ demonstration outside the White House. • In Weatherford, Gary Grimm, 52, doesn’t recall much about the morning he almost died, even when he watches security footage from the basement of the Parker County District Courthouse. Inmates realized the guard ...

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Safer Employees Lead To Recognition For PJC

      Paris Junior College was recognized recently for having the best three-year loss ratio in 2016-2017 by Claims Administrative Services (CAS), Inc., which presented PJC with a scholarship for a PJC student and a safety award. This is the second year in a row PJC has received both ...

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North Lamar’s Evans Signs To Play Soccer At Next Level

  North Lamar High School Pantherette, Adrianna Evans, will join the Central Baptist College Mustangs soccer team as a midfielder in the fall of 2018. CBC is located in Conway, Arkansas, and is in the American Midwest Conference.           With Evans, as she signs, is her father, Jason Evans, and grandmother, Deedee Flautt. Coaches ...

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Sulphur Springs Police Make Child Sexual Assault Arrest

    A local man has been arrested by Sulphur Springs Police on a warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Javaron Tyray Ross, 21, was taken into custody at his home on Jackson Street. Detectives David Gilmore and Bo Fox are handling the investigation. Bond for Ross is ...

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Leadership Lamar County Class Gets A Taste Of Education

  Members of this year’s Leadership Lamar County class gathered for a lunch meeting in the Culinary Arts classroom at North Lamar High School. Clint Hildreth, a 2010 graduate of Leadership Lamar County and head of transportation at North Lamar ISD, spoke on the topic of education and areas that ...

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Prominent East Texas Coach Reaches Settlement With Former District

    Former Troup High School Head Football Coach Dennis Alexander reached a $200,000 settlement in his lawsuit against the district stemming from his suspension and termination following an incident where he allegedly struck a player. Alexander denied that the incident ever happened. During his 44-year career, Alexander also coached ...

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Pilgrim’s Pride Recalling Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patties

  Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling more than 101,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties. The patties were sold in 30-pound boxes with six five-pound clear bags containing “Gold Kist Farms, Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-Style Breaded Chicken Patties. The recall was issued after it was learned rubber may be inside ...

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East Texas Jailer Arrested

    An East Texas jail employee has been arrested for using an inmate’s credit and debit card to make cash withdrawals and purchases. Marion County Jailer, Timothy Harper, 25, was charged with five counts of credit or debit card abuse. He was released after posting $50,000 bond. Harper was ...

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Fannin County Murder Trial Date Changed

  The trial for a Fannin County man charged with murder in the death of his son has been pushed back to May. Kristopher Thomas Craft, 35, of Leonard, was to have gone on trial this week. He was allegedly drunk when he crashed into a house near Whitewright last ...

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Paris PD Follow Leads In Homicide Investigation

  Paris Police Detectives are continuing to check out leads in the investigation of a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend killing 39-year-old Ketemya Hurndon. He was shot multiple times at an apartment complex in the 200-block of SE 13th Street and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A ...

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Texas Early Voting Begins Today

  Early voting begins in Texas today for the March 6 Democrat and Republican primaries. Early voting will continue through March 2. In Lamar County, voting is at the County Services building at 231 Lamar Avenue. In Red River County, at the Red River County Courthouse Annex, 200 N. Walnut ...

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What’s Trending?

Florida students are rallying and demanding change in sensible gun laws. Lindsey Vonn bullied over politics, but won’t “back down” after saying she would “absolutely not” visit White House. ‘Black Panther’ smashes records with $218 million at holiday weekend box office. Las Vegas Police arrested Ronald Dufloth, 64, as their ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Feb 19)

Saturday just after 4:00 pm police received several 9-1-1 phone calls around regarding Ketemya Hurndon, 39, of Paris, shot at the location in the 200-block of SE 13th Street. Paramedics took Hurndon, who had multiple gunshot wounds to the hospital. He was in a car in the parking lot of ...

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Hunt County Correctional Officer Dies In Crash

    A Hunt County Sheriff’s Office Detention officer was killed Saturday morning in a motor vehicle crash with an 18-wheeler. Billy Attaway, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck on Hwy 34 about seven miles north of Terrell.

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Sixth Court Of Appeals Upholds Shooting Sentence

    The Sixth Court of Appeals has upheld the 18-year prison sentence given by a Bowie County jury to a man who shot a romantic rival and then drove the victim to the hospital. Barry Kendall Green, 36, had pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon but opted ...

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SRBA Board To Meet For Training

    The Board of Directors of the Sulphur River Basin Authority will hold a training meeting tomorrow at 1:00 pm at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center. It will be the first meeting of the board since Governor Abbott made new appointments to the board on February 7. There are ...

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